Monday, December 12, 2011
Hi everyone!!! I pray that you are all doing well. I know that for me it has been somewhat crazy here around the house with all of the things that have to be done for Christmas!! I am so completely behind!!!
Well, today at FCCB there is another challenge and it is all about ribbon. The challenge is called Rolling in Ribbon and I was very blessed to have some ribbon given to me from My Craft spot to use in my project this week!!!!!!!!
Here is my project:
Just a simple one page layout. I was able to use the vintage christmas ribbon with Vanilla, Cranberry and Toadally green from My Craft Spot. I simply kept the ribbon crinkled and used it as a hanging piece ( Well so that it looked like it was hanging!!)
I used Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge for the Ornaments and presents . That is about it and I am sorry to keep this short but with Christmas and all I am super busy!!!!
Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Happy Monday Bloggers and Welcome to Little Creations for the Cricut!!
I hope that you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Sorry for the recent absence but I am back now and I even have a quick project for today!
Today is Challenge Me Monday over at FCCB and todays theme is Holiday Cards so I hurried last night to get this out. With the holiday and family and shopping I didn't even get home till yesterday afternoon!!
Here is my project:It is my first Gateway Card, I had never made one of these before. This was a really quick card. I think it only took me about 20 min. I used Joys of the Season Cartridge for the Wreath and Peace!! I had never used this cart before and it is really great for Christmas!! I added some eyelets in each corner just to give that little extra something.
I wasn't sure how I could fasten the card at the opening. Then I found some old velcro and it worked pretty good for the card. It is not so pretty but works good!!
Then I did some simple stamping on the inside and then put a sentiment in the middle. My spacing is a little off but I think it is ok!!!!
This is a great opportunity to get those holiday cards made and sent out. I know that every year I fail in getting mine all done but this yr I am going to do it!!!!
So hop on over to FCCB and join in on the challenge!!! Have fun!!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
My Heart has been breaking and the tears just seem to keep coming!! In the picture above is a sweet dear friend who was tragically killed this weekend in a small plane crash. For those of you in Florida I am sure that you have heard the news of a small plane crash in the everglades. This was his plane he was the pilot. This is such shocking news to all because he was such a good pilot and careful flyer!! We are all searching for answers and praying that the Lord will reveal this week to give closure especially to the family!
Ryan Ruano had to have been one of the funnest, sweetest, happiest people I have ever met. That smile on his face was a permanent fixture!! He lived his life to the fullest never missing a beat!!! Always doing the things that he loved and having a blast doing them!!
I moved to Florida when I was 19 and after a week of being there I met the man that I would marry Kevin!! Well 3 days after meeeting him I decided to walk down to the local hardware store where he worked to say hi. I remember that day meeting everyone that he worked with except Cheryl ( who later became my bestie!!!) Ryan was one of those people and there are so many memories of him at the store!
I can remember walking into the store to see Kevin and as I walked in through the front door from the back would come this tall, handsome young man and then " awwwwwwww!! What's up girlllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" in that tone of voice that only Ryan had!!!!
He will be missed by so many especially his Mom, Dad, and sister.
Ryan, you were such an amazing soul!! When God created you he knew how your spirit would touch so many!! How your laughter and silliness would bring so much joy to so many. You took on life the way that most of us wish we could. We will all hold tight to the memories that we all have of you. Make sure you dance like never before up there in heaven and I know that you will have the angels themselves bowled over from laughter. Have fun up there and we all look forward to seeing you again!!! We love you and miss you already!!! Our hearts have forever been touched by your life. Rest in Peace with the Father my friend.
Please, if you knew Ryan leave a comment on this post. All comments will be shown to family to let them know the extent of lives that their son touched!!!!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Welcome to Little creations for the Cricut and the Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!
It's Fall and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to create projects to give thanks for our Harvest Blessings! Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Fall project that includes Brown, Orange and Red – along with at least one Cricut cut.
If you've come from visiting Charlotte at alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE .
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Harvest Blessings" project at FCCB!
Here is my project for the crawl....
( I have been sick in bed all day so I will have more detail on the project tomorrow)
I have seen alot of these done and I have really wanted to do one myself so here is mine and I love it!!! It really adds color to my foyer!!
Now it's your turn! Let's see your Harvest Blessings projects! Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and be sure to use the colours Brown, Orange and Red as well!
Next stop… Faith's blog, at www.faithabigaildesigns.com. Go and see what she has in store for you today. And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
Cathie – http://www.creativecutter.org/
Charlotte - http://alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com/
Crystal - http://www.littlecreationsblog.blogspot.com/
Faith Abigail - http://www.faithabigaildesigns.com/
Glenda - http://glendascards.blogspot.com/
Jamie A - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/
Jennie - http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/
Jessica - http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com/
Jewels – http://beautifulcrazyscrappylife.blogspot.com/
Kate – http://www.smallbitsofpaper.blogspot.com/
Larelyn - http://www.handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com/
Lisa F - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/
Marlene – http://www.scrappincookie.blogspot.com/
Melanie – http://melaniemakes.blogspot.com/
Melissa – http://cricutkateer.blogspot.com/
Peggy – http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com/
Robin - http://robinscreativecottage.blogspot.com/
Sabrina – http://www.scrappinwithsabrina.blogspot.com/
Sarah - http://www.sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com/
Sherrie – http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com/
Suzanne - http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The other thing I wanted to post about to was to remind you all to tune in to the FCCB on the 14th because they are having a fun and festive Cricut Crawl!!!
It is their version of a blog hop so make sure you hop on over there and join in the fun!!!
Thanks everyone and God Bless
Monday, November 7, 2011
Hi everyone and welcome to Little Creations for the Cricut!!
I am so psyched today because it is my first day as being apart of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog design team. If you haven’t checked out their blog it is a must! This great team has something everyday for the paper lover in all of us!! Each Monday is a challenge me Monday and today happens to be Monday and so the challenge has begun!!!
This weeks challenge is titled Book Lover. All you have to do is create something about books or with books.
Well it took me a while to figure out what I wanted to make for this challenge. In fact I chuckled somewhat because I thought that this was pretty tough for my first challenge! LOL!! I was going to just do a layout but for some reason I didn’t want to so then I came up with this:
Some of you may be wondering what this is exactly so let me explain. I am a homeschool mom and I have a 7 yr old son who is really starting to read quite well. In our school he has several books that he has to read and I thought that giving him the choice of which one to read next might be fun for him.
So this is his u-pick book tree. When it is time for him to read a new book he will come to the tree and pick one of the books and it will have a title in it, that will be the book he will read next.
This is one of the books. Each book has a title in it!!
I love the U-pick sign!! It is from the Camp out Cartridge.
I just recently received the Simply Charmed Cartridge and I had to use it in this project I think I will love this cart!!!
So there is my first project for my first FCCB Challenge!!! I am so excited to see all of your projects. Make sure you check out all of the design teams projects for some amazing inspiration.
Thanks ya’ll and here is the recipe for the U-pick book tree:
Tree and Leaves – Serenade (tree cut at fit to page, leaves cut at 10.75 in 4 different colors.)
Books-Campin Critters cut at 2 in.
Bird- Simply Charmed cut at 2 in.
Nest- Create a Critter cut at 1 in.
Fence - Everyday Paper Dolls cut at 7 in. on fit to length
Grass- I cut this in CCR with a rectangle welded to the bottom to give it a ledge to stand up with. I cut it at 9.5
Bottom square is measured at 10.5 inches and then I scored all sides at around half an inch and cut at the corners to create the box look.
If you would like a full detailed tutorial on this project please email me and I can get that for you!!!
Thanks and God bless!!!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Their costumes were really cute this year. For months now my 7 yr old has told me that he wanted to be Thor with the hammer so we finally go to buy the costume and when we get there he spots another one and throws Thor down on the ground and grabs......
He is so funny!!! He was so excited when he saw this costume. Thor was history after that. My daughter however is getting older and it is getting harder to figure out a costume. I saved the day this yr and thought up the idea of an 80's girl and she loved it!!!
We had alot of fun!!! ......Anywho onto my exciting news..............I was recently picked to be apart of the FCCB design team!!!! If you are not sure what this is then Shame on YOU!!!!! Just Kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog!!!!! This is a great place and I feel honored to have been chosen!!! So make sure you all come by and check it out. Everyday they have something new and Mondays are challenge days so make sure you get in on those!!
Thanks everyone and have a blessed day!!!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Hi everyone!! Well I am back this past week was wonderful! We had a great time in Webb Alabama seeing one of our favorite speakers!! If you have followed me for any length of time you know that my husband and I have been trying to conceive and God really spoke to us this past week and we are excited about the future. We believe that God is getting ready to bless us with a little one!! I will keep you posted on that!!
Now onto the last post. I had put up a blog poll for the E2 and the winning thing was question and answer but then I only got one question and here it is......
Lastly I wanted to share with you all my first exploding box!! This was lots of fun to make and really pretty easy. I created this for a few design team calls and I am really hoping to get chosen for the teams!! I will let you know next week about one of them at least. I have not done any design teams yet but would really like too!!!
I am new to stamping but I have to say that I am absolutely loving it!! Normally I would use a die cut phrase for my sentiment but I am finding that Stamping Sentiments is so much fun and very versatile and I have to tell you quicker and easier!! I am excited for the world of stamping and how it will add to my projects!!
So this is just a cheap stamp set from Walmart that I had in my drawer and I really liked what it said and thought it would go perfect with this project!!
I had so much fun making this!! I used a compilation of Worldwin papers along with colorbok papers. Plus I used my cricut with the CTMH Art philosophy cartridge for the flower on the inside of the box. Being that it is Saturday my time is cut short today but next week I will have a tutorial up for this box. So come back and check it out!!
I will let you all know if I get chosen for a design team!!!
Thanks again and Happy Saturday!!!!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
So that is what we are going to do today!!!!!!!!!!!
What Questions do you have about the Expression 2? All you have to do is leave your questions in the comment section. I will leave this post up until tomorrow evening and then I will go through and answer all of the questions on the next post!!
I am sure a few videos will come out of this! LOL!!
One more thing, I will be out of town after Sat for several days so there will not be a new post after Saturday until late next week!!! We are going to see Kris Vallotton!!! yey we are so exciting he is the associate pastor out of Bethel Church in Redding CA. This church is doing amazing things in the Kingdom of God and he is doing the work that God has commissioned us to do!!!! I will tell you all about it when I get back!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Hey Everyone here is another video. Todays video teaches you how to place your image any where on your mat!! I use a piece of scrap paper and am able to put the blade exactly where I want it to cut.
I wanted to cut this white decorative frame from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge for my butterfly to sit in the middle of.
I had a scrap of paper from a mess up that I did and I wanted to use it for these frames!! After pressing a few buttons my E2 cut exactly where I wanted it to. Here is another Butterfly!!
One of the things I didn’t mention in the video is that you can get even more precise by changing your setting to one quarter inch instead of one half an inch. I may post another quick video on that !! Enjoy and let me know how it works for you!!
One of the things I didn’t mention in the video is that you can get even more precise by changing your setting to one quarter inch instead of one half an inch. I may post another quick video on that !! Enjoy and let me know how it works for you!!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Hey Everyone here is another Cricut Expression 2 video. Today's video is about the picking your image and then resizing it!! It is very simple! It is slightly longer than I would like it but there was no way for me to shorten it!!
I would love your response or opinion on what types of things you would like to see on the expression!! Just leave a comment!!
Hey Ya’ll here is my first E2 video!!! So excited! Todays is short is sweet and about the physical features of the E2. Tomorrow I will have a video showing how to pick your images and resize them on your mat!!
I would also like to know if there is anything in particular that you all would like to see on the E2 in the form of a tutorial. Please let me know and I will then have a tutorial on that specific thing!! Thanks and have a great day!!!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Well here is a quick layout that I did using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge. One of the things that attracted me to this cartridge is the differents backgrounds and borders that this cart has and of course the flowers!!!
I used some scrap papers that I had and then coordinated some bazzill cardstock to go with it!!. I inked everything of course. I glimmer misted my flowers!! Then I tried my hand at some rubber stamps that I received from CTMH. Now I am new at stamping and I didn't do the greatest job but I was ok with the turn out!! It is hard to see here but I also used some stickles on the stamps and flowers!!
Is there anything that you would like to see made with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge?
Or possibly a tutorial that you would like to see? Please leave me a comment letting me know what you would like to see here on the blog!!!!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Good Morning bloggers!!!!
It is really starting to feel like fall out there!! This morning it was 59 degrees! I am actually looking forward to seeing the colors of the leaves this yr. I am a summer baby so I can get pretty sad when it is over.
Ok, so here is a layout that I made last week. This is the first layout that I have made using CTMH stamps. These stamps were loaned to me so I am not exactly sure about the name but I think it was called Cherish flourishes. Here is a lookie:
Sorry that I cut the bottom off but there really isn’t much more just the last part of that punch border!! I will do better next time! LOL!!!
I have not done the journaling yet.
I cut the orange flower with my cricut using the Walk in my Garden Cartridge. I cut two of the daisy flowers they only have 6 petals. I wanted a fuller flower so when I cut two I placed them in between each petal and that gave the look of a fuller flower. Then I glimmer misted them and after they dried I took my pencil and rolled the petals just to give them more pop!! Finally I hot glued a button to the center.
I also added two Prima flowers that I also glimmer misted and then added adhesive pearls to the center.
Then you can see the stamp flourish that I added from CTMH. I really like how they came out!
The sentiment is also from CTMH (not sure the name though) I am really loving my Martha Stewart Punch!!!!
Patterned paper: Hobby Lobby
Solid Cardstock: Bazzill Rain, Reflections (orange)
Carts used: Walk in my Garden, Story book
Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch: Doily border
One more thing and a very important thing!!! I have to give a birthday shout out to one of the most important people in my life!! She has been with me through thick and thin and has put up with all of my quirkiness the good and the bad!!! We even were blessed so much that we were both pregnant at the same time!! Our kids are only 10 days apart!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHERYL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best bestie ever!!!!! Love you girl!!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Hi everyone!!! So I have decided to try my hand at selling my files again!!! To kick it off I have decided to do a bundle!!
Here is the great deal: For the small amount of $20.00 you will receive 20 files!!!! That is only 1.00 a file! Yay!!!!!
Here are the files that you will receive:
This is a great deal ladies!!! I will have 2 different file formats at this point. AI files and SVG files. In the future I may offer other files but these two types can be easily converted into many of the other file types.
You will be able to use these with your MTC, SCAL, Inkscape, and more. Thanks for looking and for those of you who buy I may be asking to share some of your creations!!!
If you would like to purchase this group of files all you have to do is go to the available files page on my blog and then click the buy now button. After I receive payment I will email you files.
This will change alittle when I become technologically advanced in the blogging world!! LOL!!! I am not sure how to do an instant download yet but I am trying to get there!!
Thanks and please email me with any questions.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Here is a great beach title for a layout!!!
Here are a few Halloween ones:
And then here are a few random ones:
Remember comments are encouraged!!!!
Well, I have learned a very valuable lesson in the last 2 weeks. Let me tell you the story. I have been really wanting to get the E2 so I started looking on ebay for one and low and behold there was plenty of them on there and many of them were selling for right around $200.00. Most of them were being sold by proudparents who I am suspecting to believe is actually provocraft. I have bought from them before and gotten Cartridges at killer deals. So anyway I started bidding on a machine and thought at first I was bidding on one from Proudparents and then quickly realized I was bidding on one from someone else. I got a little nervous and quickly looked up their feedback. Well they had great feedback and even had a very satisfied customer who had just received her E2 and only paid $220.00. So I felt alittle bit better and waited to see if I was going to win. Well guess what I did win!!!!! For right around $200 I was so excited!!!!!!!!! Then last week I get an email from ebay saying that they have removed the listing and that I need to open a case and get the money back!!!
My lesson was to pay better attention and not flip back and forth through so many sellers at a time. I am really bummed and am now looking for an E2 that is priced around that range!! I know that that is a long shot!! But I am hoping that I can find one.
Enough of my venting now onto the sweet stuff that makes me smile!!!
Recently in our town the christian artist Britt Nicole came and did a concert. Well she was great and has such a wonderful spirit about her!! She was very sweet when my daughter met her and she even prayed with Malia before we left. It was awesome!! Before Britt Nicole came on stage there was the local Christian bands that played some songs of their own. Well one of them happens to have our old worship leader as the lead singer and my kids just love their music so I took some shots of them worshipping to the Lord during the concert and it was so cute!!! My little man just cracks me up!!!
Seeing my daughter worship just brings tears to my eyes. She truly loves the Lord and
he is using her in a powerful way. She is going to go forth and do more for the kingdom than I ever dreamed of doing.
Well thanks for listening. I promise I will be posting another project pretty soon. After I thought I won that machine I sold my old one so no matter what I have to buy a new machine this coming week . Whether it is an expression or an E2 I need a machine. I will have the new Cricut Art Philosophy cart next week!!!!! So I will be posting about it for awhile!!!! Have a blessed day!!!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Hi Everyone, so how many of you have heard the buzz about the new CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge? I know that I have and I really want one so….. Tomorrow night I am having a CTMH party. This will be my first one that I have hosted and even went to. I have known about CTMH for awhile just never got around to being at one of the parties. Well when I got a look at that cartridge I said that is it I gotta have me one of these!! LOL!
So for the Party I wanted to show some CTMH stuff but I wanted to have a party for Cricut also because I know several woman that have not even heard about the Cricut, ( I know crazy right! lol! ) or that have one but really haven’t done anything with it. So at the party the consultant will do the CTMH stuff and I will be doing some Cricut stuff. Here is one of the projects that I did for the Party.
Now Granted, I only used the cricut for the little sign or label on the top of the drawer but never the less I used it. This was a great tutorial that I got over at Splitcoaststampers website. Just go under their resource area and look for the drawer box.
It was super easy and fun. I will be posting another project tomorrow. It is my first wall hanging that I have made using the cricut and mod podge!! It was fun and I am pleased with how it came out.
So my E2 should be here by the end of this week I hope!!!! Cannot wait to play with it!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!!!
Friday, September 9, 2011
First thing is this cute layout that I whipped together last night. It was super quick yet super cute! Here it is....
This is my son and our dog Rascal!!! We love him very much!!!! I again used Create a Critter. I promise next week I will use another cartridge besides this one! LOL!!
The second thing I wanted to mention is that I will be getting my E2 in about a week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited!!! I cannot wait to use the 4 carts that come with the machine!!! Stay tuned because I am thinking their might be a poll that I will put up for you all to help me out on my first project!!! Thanks everyone and have a great weekend!!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I know that I have been absent this summer but I did want to share with you all this really cool project that I was asked to do this summer for one of the ladies at church that were having a baby!!! Check it out.....
This has had to have been the coolest thing I have ever created!!! I cannot even believe that I made this!!! It was so much fun and I must say that I really learned about how the smallest little detail can really make a difference!!! Let me show you what I mean....
This is the cute little Monkey family that I put on the top of the cake theme for the shower was jungle animals especially monkeys so I thought this family was perfect for it. I used the Create-a-Critter cricut cartridge which I happen to think is one of the best ones out there. If you are new to the cricut and do not own this cart I encourage you to get it!! I actually won mine off of ebay for only $18.00 dollars!!! It was brand new of course it was also 3 O' clock in the morning but I was desperate. LOl!
Anyway I used the Michaels flocking powder for my monkeys so they were all fuzzy. It made them somewhat more realistic and then I wanted there to be a distinction between the mommy and daddy monkey so I had to add some bling to momma....
Don't you just love those earrings. And check out the rock on her finger!! LOL!! These were just little rhinestones that I bought from Micheals.
This project was so much fun. Here are some more photos of the details. Check out the Lions mane it is glitterfied!!!There was more but I couldn't blog forever. I hope you like it as much as I did. If you want more info on it just message me and I can give you the info!!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I know that I have been absent recently but there has been a lot that has been happening around here so scrapping has been set on the back burner along with having the time to blog. I will however be on the blog this week . I am participating in the Grillin blog hop this weekend!! I am working on that project this afternoon.
So we have been having so much fun here at our house and that is what has had my attention lately!!! First of all we got a Pool!!!!! YEY YEY YEY YEY!!!!
So here it is right after Kevin and I and my dad got it up. It wasn’t too hard but you definitely need 3 people.
Kevin Making sure everything is level!!
This is a pool from Sears that is a lot like the ones at Wal-mart. We could not find the size we wanted at wally world so we bought this at Sears. It is a 24x52.
Here I am being silly, but as you can see there are a lot of wrinkles in these pools so you have to get in and as the water starts filling up you walk around and get all the wrinkles out. It really was not that difficult. The water was COLD!!! But it was 90 degrees out so we dealt with the cold water
As you can see the kids just couldn’t wait to get in. With just a couple of inches they started body surfing on the bottom. They had a ball.
My Mom and Dad came over to help and there was a great picture opportunity!!
It was so much fun and now that it is full they can really swim but the water is FREEZING!!!!
The next bit of excitement was the kids were able to get Tattoes!!! yes they are temporary. A friend of ours is extremely talented in drawing and she uses her abilities to minister to kids while drawing really cool temporary tats.
She is trying to have a serious face but the smile is slipping through!!!!
This is what she picked out as her Tat. Malia loves Keys especially the old antique kind . If they have any type of french flair to them that is it she is hooked!!
Then my little man originally had a Great White Shark but it washed off in the pool so he decided he wanted a snake this time. This was probably because this friend of ours has a python and he just got to touch it!!
He loves it!!
So there you go that is what we have been up to!! I promise to be back soon with a scrap project and don’t forget about the blog hop this weekend!! There will be awesome projects and I am sure there will be many chances to win lots of blog candy!!!